16 years ago
Google set up a wifi in the city their headquarters is located.
Consists of access points set on top of city light poles, drawing power
from the streetlight system. The lights are photocell activated so the power
is on all the time. The access points appear to be about 100 to 150 yards
from one another and the whole system connects wirelessly to the main
Been experimenting with different locations. Right now I'm at the McD's
which is about 30 yards from the nearest access. The signal meter on
my laptop reads from 2 to 3 bars out of 5.
In front of my house, it reads 1 bar and inside the house, no reception.
Did some research and a higher power transceiver is required for good
indoor reception. Apparently the access points tune out low power signals.
Something else to buy. Be worth it to axe the regular ISP.